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Bryant Square Park, Minneapolis

Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, United States
612-370-4907
Admission: $0.00
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tue. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wed. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fri. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sat. 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. Closed
Currently Showing Building Hours August 27 2018-June 11 2019: Park Hours: 6 am-10 pm
Details:

Bryant Square Park and recreation center in Calhoun neighborhood of South Minneapolis encompasses a full block and offers family fun indoors and out.

Bryant Square Park Playground

The parks playground was renovated in the fall of 2016, with a grand opening in June of 2017. This playground has two areas. One area is developmentally appropriate for ages 2 to 5 with a sand base and the playground with the wood chips will be more challenging for ages 5 to 12. The two playgrounds are close together. This is good when you have children of varying ages and want to be able to see all. It is not so good when you have a fearless tot who wants to do everything her bigger brothers are doing.

Bryant Square Park Playground

Image of the new playground courtesy of MPRB

Summer Meals for Kids at Bryant Square Park

Bryant Square Park participates in the summer meals program. In 2016, it offered children under age 18 a free snack from 2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. and free dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Check back in June for 2017 hours.

Bryant Square Park Wading Pool

The pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. Wading pools have no lifeguards on duty. The current pool is almost 50 years old. For this reason, updates are planned; however, budget restraints have pushed construction back to the fall of 2017. Extra features, including a shade structure and ornamental fencing, will be added courtesy of the Calhoun Area Residents Action Group.

Winter at Bryant Square ParkWinter at Bryant Square Park

In the winter months, Bryant Square maintains outdoor skating rinks for both hockey and skating. There is a warming room and some free loaner skates available.

Bryant Square Park Recreation Center

The outside of the recreation center is adorned with five mosaic panels created by nearly 200 neighbors of different ages and backgrounds through artist-led workshops. The panels theme are spring/summer, winter, autumn, water, and butterfly garden.

Minneapolis Park Recreation Centers offer

  • Community gathering spaces.
  • Computer labs, gyms, craft rooms, meeting rooms and community kitchens.
  • Room rental available for meetings,banquets and birthday parties.

Birthday Parties at Bryant Square ParkBirthday Parties at Bryant Square Park

Make your child’s birthday party special on a budget by renting park space. The park board will work with you to making your child’s birthday a fun and memorable event. MPRB encourages the full use of park facilities. Both Individuals and groups may use the centers and park spaces for private activities such as Birthday Parties. Check with the park for permit requirements and special use fees. 

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